Commissioning has an impact on patient outcomes, and whether services meet the wider needs of the population, and deliver value for money for the taxpayer.

Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.

Looking for value in hard times

Research report
August 2012

A new approach to priority setting called Star, designed to help commissioners and others pinpoint where they may be able to get additional value from their resources.

The funding formula: age vs deprivation

12 June 2012

Recent press reports (such as in The Independent and the HSJ) float the suggestion that NHS funds in England should be distributed to local areas solely on the basis of the age of the local population...

STAR: combining value for money with patient involvement

Newsletter feature
27 February 2012

The Star programme is developing a commissioning support package that will offer CCGs and health boards a new way to involve stakeholders in setting healthcare priorities.

Informing clinical commissioning through patient-centred information

Improvement project

Led by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust in partnership with Cam Health Clinical Commissioning Group and the British Lung Foundation, this project aimed to use patient co-production to identify...

Do quality improvements in primary care reduce secondary care costs?

Research report
February 2011

Primary research into the impact of the Quality and Outcomes Framework on hospital costs and mortality

Commissioning health

Research report
February 2010

This report compares the efficiency of English PCTs in producing a valued output: the health of their populations in relation to the costs expended.

Commissioning with the community

Learning report
January 2010

How the Isle of Wight used a value-for-money approach to set local priorities

A review of the effectiveness of primary care-led commissioning and its place in the NHS

Research report
October 2004

This report sets out the findings of a review of the evidence on the effectiveness of primary care-led commissioning and its place in the UK National Health Service (NHS).

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